Chamberlain was 36-63 from the field and 28-32 from the free throw line on his way to a record-setting 100 points.
On March 2, 1962 Wilt Chamberlain and the Philadelphia Warriors hosted the New York Knicks in Hershey, Pennsylvania. On that night, in front of 4,000-plus fans, Chamberlain poured in an NBA record 100 points, a mark that has never been close to being approached in the 45 years it has stood.

Wilt went 36-63 from the field and 28-32 from the free throw line on the night, and scored an NBA record 59 points in the second half. The out-of-this-world performance was the highlight of a season in which he went on to average 50.4 points and 25.7 rebounds per game.

Before passing away in 1999, Chamberlain said of his performance, ""As time goes by, I feel more and more a part of that 100-point game. It has become my handle, and I've come to realize just what I did."

For more on the story of that night, as well as a look back at Chamberlain's illustrious career, view the box below:



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